11 shades of silence

Swedish title: 11 nyanser av tystnad

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction / Mind & Body

Pub date: 26-01-2010

Format: 256 pages

11 shades of silenceOn power games and conflicts in workplaces

Heléne Thomsson, Ylva Elvin-Nowak

Have you ever come from a situation with the feeling that you have acted against your will?
Maybe you have taken the time to help a colleague with something you had neither time or power to do?
Or maybe you have been at a meeting where you, despite your competence, felt inferior?

Ruling techniques are all about forcing people around you to give you confirmation, and to take place on other people’s expense. To the one who is afflicted it is difficult to understand what you have been struck by and it is easy to become a co-player to the ruler.

Here you meet different kinds of rulers and their techniques. Understandable psychological models that help you to understand why this happens, and you get tips on how to reveal and act on ruling techniques.

In 11 stories the authors visualise different kinds of power strategies, giving examples of how these can be treated. The book is based on the authors’ experience as development consultants, and give you constructive tips on how to get out of the silent role as a victim.